Camera Gear Accessories Category Archive

Graduated Neutral Density Filters Explained

At a time when photography software can do almost anything, is there any reason to use physical glass filters in front of your lens? Absolutely! Some problems are still best solved with filters. Today, I’ll introduce one of my favorite types: the graduated neutral density (GND) filter.

The Fastest Memory Cards for Nikon: 18 Tested

I’ve updated my memory card comparison with six more cards tested! I also answered a question first raised to me by Filip Bartak, a product specialist at Nikon Czech Republic – is the Delkin Devices POWER 256 GB CFE card so much slower than the 128 GB version? Well, the answer is yes…

SmallRig VB99 Battery Review

Having reliable power is essential to photography and videography. Instead of traditional power banks, lots of photographers - and especially videographers - will use V-Mount style batteries in order to deal with multiple devices more seamlessly. SmallRig’s VB99 is an evolution of the traditional V-Mount battery, and it's what I'll...

Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) Mini Review

One camera brand that has successfully fostered an aura of uniqueness, exclusivity, and luxury is the Leica. This German brand was there at the very beginning of 35mm cameras around a hundred years ago, and it still produces them today. Leica certainly doesn't follow modern design trends; its strength lies...

Zeiss DTI 4/35 Thermal Imaging Camera Review

Although the human eye is a good tool for perceiving the world around us, it's not perfectly attuned to some situations. For example, if light levels are very low, or if you're searching for a well-camouflaged animal, you may not be able to see what you are looking for. However,...

Best Memory Cards for the Sony A7R V

If you’re looking for the best memory cards for the Sony a7R V, you have a lot of CFExpress Type A and SD cards to choose from. In this guide, I’ll introduce the best options for value and performance for this amazing camera.

Assembling a Lightweight Lighting Kit for Photography

In many photographic genres, it's important not only to have powerful lighting gear, but also to minimize the gear's weight and keep it portable! Old-school lights were pretty hefty, but thankfully, advancements in batteries and LED tech have made it more practical than ever to build a lightweight lighting kit....

FlexShooter Pro Tripod Head Review

The FlexShooter Pro is a dual-ball tripod head designed to be used with telephoto lenses. I would practically say, the longer the telephoto lens you load on it, the better! At 680 grams (1.5 pounds), it's heavier than an everyday ballhead, but still portable enough to use with shorter lenses,...